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By Marty Leap
Low-A Bradenton gets no-hit
Looking to build upon Friday's season opening victory, the Low-A Bradenton Marauders once again played host to the Clearwater Threshers on Saturday evening. The Marauders were not just unable to secure a victory, they were unable to secure a hit in their 3-0 loss that dropped them to 1-1 on the season.
Third baseman Jack Brannigan and shortstop Jesus Castillo each drew a walk, while catcher Wyatt Hendrie walked twice. That was it for Marauder base runners. In addition to going hitless, Bradenton batters were 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position and left three runners on base.
2022 draft pick Derek Diamond started for the Marauders in his Low-A debut. The righty allowed a run on three hits, no walks, and four strikeouts in 4 innings pitched. Luigi Hernandez followed Diamond and walked four batters while recording a strikeout in 3 hitless, scoreless innings pitched.
20-year-old lefty Yoldin De La Paz allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, on two hits, no walks, and no strikeouts in the 8th inning. Righty Elijah Birdsong walked a batter and struck a batter out in a hitless, scoreless top of the 9th.